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BREEAM Consultants

Sweco can provide both in-house certified BREEAM Accredited Professional and BREEAM assessors across an array of BREEAM certification schemes. Our BREEAM consultants offer full-service expertise from new construction through to refurbishment, fit-out and ‘in-use’ both in the UK and internationally.

A BREEAM certified rating tells the world that a building’s performance reaches an industry-recognised standard and its benchmarks ranging upwards from ‘Unclassified’, ‘Pass’ and ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good, ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’.

The BREEAM rating awarded helps stakeholders, investors and end-users to ascertain a given development’s credentials when it comes to sustainability, performance and quality – in turn provides a measurement of the asset’s value.

At Sweco UK, our BREEAM consultancy specialists have vast experience in domestic, non domestic and bespoke assessments for developments which aspire to achieve the highest levels of sustainability – and we also hold the certificate for the highest rated building in the UK (Bloomberg) with a score of 98.5%.



BREEAM – the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method – is a third party certification used to assess buildings in over 70 countries. The method was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990, who define it as “the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings and communities. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe a building’s environmental performance.”

Working within our wider Building Sustainability team, we offer a clear and guided approach to the BREEAM process, using the assessment as a holistic aspiration, not a tick box exercise.

By aiming for ‘Outstanding’ as standard, we promote the most sustainable options for each project – drawing on our multi-disciplinary and cross-sector experience to combine technical excellence with creativity. This allows each project to maximise its aims and is one of the reasons why Sweco has contributed to such a high number of ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ projects.



We’ve already delivered 20 BREEAM Outstanding certifications for various developments over the past 10 years – we’re proud to have won a range of best-in-class BREEAM awards every year since 2013. So sustainability – as well as preparing clients for evidencing necessary criteria – is in our DNA.


We were also one of the first consultancies to recognise the future significance of WELL and really grasp what the IWBI were looking to achieve in setting the benchmark for wellbeing.


Aligning and simplifying both frameworks for our clients means we can create green features strategies that are designed to achieve both eco benchmarks and building excellence by default.

Kartik Amrania Sweco Building Sustainability

BREEAM is the foremost sustainability assessment certification system. Working to its framework – and pushing boundaries to make ‘Outstanding’ a default objective, we are proud to be transforming the built environment development by development, enhancing the sustainable qualities of projects across the UK to create a better society.

Katharine Creamer Sustainability Consultant

Our BREEAM expertise

Sweco can provide BREEAM consultancy for new construction, masterplanning, refurbishment & fit-out or in-use requirements across all kinds of built environment asset:

  • Retail & hospitality settings
  • Schools and universities
  • Film & media studios
  • Logistics sites
  • Healthcare buildings
  • Entertainment venues



Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 21,000 engineers, consultants and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable.​ With international multi-disciplinary teams, we can call on the right insight and technical capability at the right time from across Buildings, Infrastructure, Advisory & Planning and Compliance.​